Beginning Tuesday, January 12th TriMet will begin training bus operators on the Portland Mall in downtown. That means changes on the Mall for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Most importantly - Everyone needs to look out for buses! We've become accustomed to the absence of buses on 5th and 6th, but next Tuesday all that will change.
In some areas of the Mall, automobile parking will be removed, buses will be in the middle transit lane, and bicyclists and motorists will share the far left travel lane.
Right turns are not allowed.
Here's what the new traffic pattern will look like once MAX operation begins:
For more information check out the Mall Safety Information website.